What is Growth Mindset?
Put simply, a growth mindset is when an individual believes they can develop their intelligence. In a fixed mindset, children believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. In a growth mindset, children understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They do not necessarily think everyone is the same, or anyone can be Einstein or Da Vinci, but they believe everyone can become more intelligent if they work at it.
Focusing on Pupil Improvement
When staff and children have a growth mindset, they focus on improvement. They work hard to learn more and ‘grow their brains’. Growth mindset in school not only helps pupils achieve good results but also improves the general wellbeing of students. Health and happiness are very important to us here at Buckland Newton CE Primary School.
Self-Belief and Resilience
Confidence and resilience helps young people believe in themselves. Helping children understand how we learn and how the brain works, can significantly increase learning and perseverance in learning. Couple this with confidence, resilience and skills to believe in themselves, even in challenging times, and this is a recipe for success. We are working on developing a growth mindset culture in school – we hold a committed belief to lifelong learning. Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day!